Idly is a traditional breakfast in Indian households. Idli is a savory cake that is popular throughout India and neighboring countries like Sri Lanka. The cakes are usually two to three inches in diameter and are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.
A variant of Idli known as sanna is very popular amongst the Goans and other Konkani people. Another variant known as Enduri Pitha is very popular in Odisha.
About Idly Fest
Idly, one of the famous delicacies of South India. In Tamilnadu, every city has a different recipe for the Idly.
Since plain idly are mild in taste, a condiment is essential. Idly are often served with sambar but this varies greatly by region and personal taste. Idly are also frequently served with chutneys (coconut based or tomato based) , kaara chutney (onion based) or Spicy Fish Curries. The dry spice mixture podi is convenient while traveling.